On September 18, the government had issued an ordinance to ban e-cigarettes, making the manufacturing, production, import, export, distribution, sale of such alternative smoking devices an offence.
Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: Revenue department asks customs officials
The ban on the production, import, export, transport, sale or advertisements of e-cigarettes has been imposed through an ordinance.
Instructions have been given to all the SPs and police commissioners to take steps to implement the ordinance in the State effectively, the DGP added.
The recent move of the Narendra Modi government to ban e-cigarettes or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) has, on expected lines, evoked mixed reactions.
For the first time, a model of asthma was used to investigate the effect of a range of popular e-cigarette flavours, with and without nicotine.
Restaurant owners say vapes had increased business, ban will boost sale of cigarettes, benefit tobacco firms
VST and Golden Tobacco, however, continued to witness buying for the second consecutive day.
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In a tweet, Shaw wondered why the decision on e-cigarette ban came from her and not Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
The production, manufacturing, import/export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertising related to e-cigarettes are banned.
President Donald Trump's administration announced in September that it would soon ban flavored e-cigarette products to stem a rising tide of youth users.
Lewis said that educating younger generation and people rural India, is one big key to remove concerns that have come up against E-cigarettes.
Senior Delhi High Court lawyer Farrukh Khan said rather than imposing a ban, the government should frame a sound policy on e-cigarettes.
The government last month came up with a draft ordinance seeking to ban the production, import, distribution and sale of electronic cigarettes and proposing jail term of one year for violators.
E-cigarettes are an "important tool" for smokers to reduce their risk and this opportunity to improve public health will be lost if India continues to bans e-cigarettes,said a professor.